Hackensack DWI Defense
When you live in a city as populated as Hackensack, you quickly find that law enforcement officers and prosecutors take active measures to protect the public. These measures include taking an aggressive stance against activities like driving while intoxicated, which can cause serious harm or death to others on the road. Therefore, when you are suspected of driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, law enforcement officers and your prosecutor may seek to impose the most serious penalties possible against you.
Do not let Hackensack police officers or prosecutors make you believe you do not have any defense to a DWI charge. Depending on the facts of your case, there may be one or more defenses that can result in a reduction of the severity of your charges – or even a dismissal of your case. Contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C. to learn more about the defenses available to you.Defending Yourself Against Hackensack DWI Charges
Hackensack law enforcement officers and prosecutors alike will attempt to “scare” drivers charged with DWI by convincing these drivers that the results of a breath or blood test are conclusive evidence of their guilt. However, you may have one or more of the following defenses available to you:
- Lack of reasonable suspicion: An officer needs “reasonable suspicion” in order to stop your vehicle on the road. If an officer stops your vehicle without first possessing “reasonable suspicion,” the traffic stop may be illegal and any information subsequently obtained may be inadmissible in court.
- Lack of probable cause: An officer likewise needs “probable cause” before the officer can place you under arrest for DWI and ask you to submit to a breath or blood test. An officer who arrests you for DWI and subsequently has your blood drawn or forces you to take a breath test may find that the test results are inadmissible in court.
- Defective test equipment/test procedures: A breath test or blood test conducted to determine the presence of alcohol needs to be conducted in accordance with certain regulations designed to ensure the result is accurate. If these regulations are not complied with, the test results may be invalid.
If you have been arrested and charged with DWI in Hackensack, contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C. at 800-537-4154 for prompt, professional, and experienced counsel and representation.
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Aretsky Law Group, P.C.
Two University Plaza Dr #55
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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